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Great Books Discussion Group

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2023-06-12 19:00:00 2023-06-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Books Discussion Group Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register. Main Library - Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Monday, June 12
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-12 19:00:00 2023-06-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Books Discussion Group Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register. Main Library - Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Main Library

Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register.

September 12:  “The Devil Baby at Hull House” – Jane Addams *  [Short Story]
October 10:       “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) – Karel Čapek *  [Play]
November 14:   “Democracy, An American Novel” - Henry Adams  [Novel]
December 12:   No meeting in the Library
January 9:        “A Letter Concerning Toleration”, John Locke *  [Philosophy]
February 13:     “Lady Windermere's Fan”, Oscar Wilde  [Play]
March 13:         “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”, Katherine Mansfield *  [Short Story]
April 10:           “Such, Such Were the Joys," "Shooting an Elephant," and "Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell  [Essays]
May 8:              “Saint Joan”, George Bernard Shaw  [Play]
June 12:            “Roman Fever”, Edith Wharton; “One of These Days”, Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and “Smokers”, Tobias Wolff  [Short Stories]
July 10:             “Death of a Pig," "Here is New York," and "The Years of Wonder", E. B. White  [Essays]
August 14:         “Confessions of a Fallen Standard Bearer”, Andreï Makine * (Discussion questions only)  [Novel]
September 11:   “The Nose” – Nikolai Gogol (Short story)
October 9:          “Beowulf” - translation by Seamus Heaney or Marie Devhana Headley (Epic poem)

* Great Books’ Great Conversations 6 anthology
   Can be purchased on Great Books website greatbooks.org/conversations6
   or may be available as a used copy from sites like ABE books or Thrift books.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Hybrid | Book Clubs & Discussion Groups |

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Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
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Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
An altered book is a published book that has been changed into a new work of visual art through various art processes such as painting, drawing, collage, writing, and embellishment.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
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Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In The Community
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes books, songs, music, and movement. For ages birth - age 2 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Outside South
Register to climb through the 65' inflatable obstacle course. *Please Note: No shoes allowed in the obstacle course, sticky socks work, or just regular socks.
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Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Love coding robots? Come meet the Ozobot, a fun smart robot that uses visual and block coding to learn programming. You will take the Ozobot on fantastic programming adventures. For grades 3 - 5
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Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Digital Media Lab
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Highbury Dr., east of Waverly – Elgin 60120 – 3:00-3:45

Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Love coding robots? Join us as we explore coding algorithms using block language and Ozobots. For grades 6-8
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Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Woodview Circle – corner of Woodview Cr. & Chicago St., Elgin 60120 – 4:00-4:45

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270,Studio 270*
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.
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Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. of Elgin – info office – 45 Poplar Creek Dr. – Elgin 60120 – 5:00-5:45

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Adult Programs - Zoom,Grove Room
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Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
The Walking Book Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm to walk, followed by the book discussion at 7:45 pm. Interested? Contact Andrea at ahouston@gailborden.info.

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how Google Sites allows users to create, design and add function to your own website in this two-part series. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
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